Following are some of the key findings of the new research:
Recession-Proof Patent Growth: The total number of unique inventions issued in published patent applications and granted patents in Brazil grew 64 percent from 2001 to 2010.
Record Growth in Brazilian Trademarks: Between 1990 and 2010, trademark applications increased nearly 200 percent, with most significant growth occurring in class 35: advertising/business management; class 25: clothing/footwear; class 43: hotels/restaurants and; class 44: medical/beauty.
Computers, Industrials, Autos and Pharma Thrive in Brazil: The top technology areas in terms of volume of published patent applications and granted patents with a Brazilian priority between 2001 and 2010 were computers, automotive technology, domestic appliances and pharmaceuticals.
Steady Growth in Scientific Literature Output: Brazil has become the 13th largest producer of scientific research in the world and leads in the output of new research in Latin America since 2000.
Culture of University/Industry Collaboration: Twenty seven percent of all patents in Brazil are owned by universities, a direct result of steps taken by the Brazilian government to improve cooperation between universities and industry.
"Few emerging market economies boast Brazil's unique combination of steady growth and a well-established intellectual property system," said David Brown, president of the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters. "Our analysis reveals Brazil is a country ripe with market opportunity for the international community. Its stable intellectual property system and respect of brand protection make it a viable choice for companies looking to expand globally."